|What does Vlad the Impaler (or Dracula) have to do with Thelema? That depends on how you take the ethical commandments of Liber AL.|
OK, not exactly the most exciting title, but it means something to people familiar with Liber AL, or the Book of the Law, which Crowley told us is the lawbook for our little part of the cosmos for the next 2000 years or so.
One of the great problems in Thelema, and with Crowley's writings in general, is that they are obscure blendings of the most arcane occultism combined with apparently straightforward appeals to savage and brutal ethics only a Nazi could readily embrace. Even Crowley was put off by the message of Liber AL, particularly infamous Chapter III.
So, if you're interested in better understanding these issues, check out my new commentary.